Category Internships

5 tips for using Twitter

Twitter is a topic of discussion in quite a few forums beyond Twitter itself. News organizations attribute to sources who have posted tweets. People of all ages report learning of news events first not from TV or online news but from Twitter. On Twitter, you can follow politicians (@BarackObama and @MittRomney), athletes (@TimTebow or @Candace_Parker) […]

3 steps for setting up and utilizing LinkedIn connections

This is the third installment in the helpful advice from Andrea Carroz and Erica Hernandez about making the most of your LinkedIn profile. Previously, they wrote guest posts on: 9 steps for creating your LinkedIn profile Improve your LinkedIn profile by listing coursework, describing work duties and joining professional groups They were motivated to write […]

Five things you should know about attending professional conferences — observations about the SPJ & RTDNA conference

Attending professional conferences can be very helpful for cultivating contacts and learning the latest on trends in the field. For graduate students, attending professional conferences can be especially important, as the students will be on the job market upon graduation and those professional conferences can be an opportunity to network. Ashley Carnifax, a doctoral student […]

From House Beautiful intern: 3 ways class prepared her for being an online editorial intern

I asked Lauren Gonzalez, a former student from last spring, to share insights she gained from being an intern for House Beautiful. She worked in the Hearst Tower in New York City. Here are her experiences, observations and recommendations: This summer I was an online editorial intern for House Beautiful, a decor magazine owned by […]

Former students provide sharing and learning opportunities

I was reminded of one of the many great aspects about teaching when I attended UF’s Career Showcase — the benefits gained from former students. I ran into three former students at the Showcase, all of whom were there working the event. I saw Nadene Reynolds at the check-in table. Nadene is a former student […]

5 strategies for making the most of job fairs

Career Showcase was last week with hundreds of recruiters and thousands of college students filling UF’s O’Connell Center for two days of handshaking, resume distributing, and dark suit wearing. I joined the crowd of students, but instead of being interviewed, I was taking photos and interviewing staff from UF’s Career Resource Center and recruiters for […]

Learning how to blog can help students with media-related internships

The value of setting up and maintaining a blog was repeated by many of those who wrote comments to my post on “8 tips to help recent college graduates (and others, too) find a job.” The value of blogging for college students planning a career in the media made me decide to make blogging one […]

4 tips for writing cover letters for job applications

For this week’s assignment, each student is identifying a media-related opportunity and writing a cover letter and resume to apply for that position. Even though most of the 278 students in the course have written a cover letter before, most have never written a cover letter to apply for a position.  Here are four tips […]

BlogHer 2011 provides surprise opportunity to see former students

I was standing in the long registration line at BlogHer 2011 in San Diego. Finally, my name was called to pick up my name tag. A gal standing nearby turned around. It was Brooke Aronoff, a former student of mine at UF. “I heard your name and just had to see if that was the […]

Wordless Wednesday: Volunteering can provide work experience and contacts